Grateful Dead Live at Boston Garden on 1974-06-28
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complete; AudMC > WAV > CD > EAC > SHN recorded by Jerry Moore near the rear of the floor, close to center axis with Sony ECM-99 Stereo mic (on metal pole) > Sony 152 deck. Maxell UD-120 cassettes, with Dolby B ON. A > D by David Minches, encoded by Noah Weiner gdADT Round 18
- 2004-04-14 10:53:05
- AudMC > WAV > CD > EAC > SHN recorded near the rear of the floor, close to center axis with Sony ECM-99 Stereo mic (on metal pole) > Sony 152 deck. Maxell UD-120 cassettes, with Dolby B ON
- Boston, MA
- Taped by
- Jerry Moore
- Transferred by
- David Minches
- Boston Garden
Subject: Why did Phil call the Boston Garden a "garbage can"?
Phil, and I'm sure the rest of the band, preferred playing in proper concert halls, but as their audience grew, and said audience became increasingly harder to control, the band found itself becoming increasingly unwelcome by the management of such venues.
When the band played in Boston the previous autumn, they played at Boston Music Hall, and on that occasion Phil apparently commented but all the "shitholes" the band had been playing recently, and they were happy to be playing in a proper concert venue. Unfortunately, the audience's behaviour again was perhaps a bit too rowdy for the venue management taste (I think on this occaison it was specifically things like people dancing in the aisles and smoking). So that's what that was all about.
As far this show goes, this is one of my all time favourites. I had a cassette I made from a radio show that aired most of the second set on WUJC (John Carroll University radio station, so long ago, it was before they changed their call letters to WJCU). When one of the Dead oriented magazines, I think it was Dupree's Diamond News, ran a poll about which tapes readers wanted to see released as a DIck's Pick, this was my first choice. I was ELATED when I saw Dick's Pick Vol. 12 come out, and I finally got to hear the long second set suite without the tape flip in the middle.
Subject: Mind Left Body +
I'm editing this review, because I don't think it did enough justice to the magnificence of that jam that includes Mind Left Body but also touches on so many other places. The MLB part itself is of dreamy beauty for which Jerry's lilting 70's sound with Wolf is just perfect -- sweet, tender, and ethereal. After fully satisfying everyone's jamming jones, the band steers into a long U.S. Blues jam before playing the song itself. This is the twin of 6-23-74. They then close the set in fine fashion with Promised Land, GDTRFB, and Sunshine Daydream, all pretty standard but well played.
Subject: SIT DOWN!!
The first set is one of the most pedestrian sets I’ve heard the band play. Listless and by the numbers. The second set is very mellow as well but we do have some drippy jams to ingest.
Subject: Love this show
Subject: Thank you for posting - love this show
Subject: I can describe this in one word: Shnyoing!!!!!
Terrific second set. The only thing that keeps this show away from a 5-star rating for me is the good but ordinary first set. I think this second set is way more psychedelic than the much-celebrated Jai-Alai Fronton 6/23/90 show, and just as well-played. Seastones, however, is a pile of puke and I hate it. I'm downloading everything after it and skipping everything before.
Subject: Two Jerry Songs Followed by Two Bobby's
Subject: Re: U.S. Blues
Turns out they have part of this show on Dick's Pick's 12. But now, thanks to archive, I got my hands on the whole show...well almost.
Subject: Mind If I Improvise A Bit On YOur Nebudkanezzur?
'Cept maybe this: Mind Left Body Jam - how many times has this been visited - and in such wonderous form.
Listen closely kids, MLB will morphalize inside Bobby's transmogrifier and in only a few more months and spring forth as Music Never Stopped.
It will then fly over to Jerry's frÜzophulator and come out as part of Blues for Allah, the coda.
There's a band out on the highway, highstepping into town, under eternity blues!
Subject: What a 1st Show!
Subject: My only Dead show.
Show started at 6pm sharp on a Friday night. Dead played til about 7:30-40, took a break, came back on around 8, played til close to 10, came back for an encore, and it was over at 10:15.
The slow, spacey numbers were not to my taste, being a newbie.
I ended up seeing JGB the next 2 years, 75 & 76 at the Orpheum. 6th row center for 1 of those shows. I like that JGB better than the Dead show.
Subject: boston 74
Subject: careful folks, the fire marshall's gonna put you out!
Subject: Sit Down!!!
Subject: Great show, bad sound
Subject: Beautiful Jam
Subject: best sugar magnolia and scarlet begonias ever
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